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    DingleBerrying Your PlayBook Will Void The Warranty



    The PlayBook was officially the first BlackBerry device to ever be jailbroken and because of it, many people have wondered what RIM's stance on it is. In a post to the Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog, Adrian Stone, Director of the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (BBSIRT) at Research In Motion, explains the cons of jailbreaking your PlayBook. The biggie being that it actually void your warranty with the manufacturer.
    To be clear, RIM recommends against installing any jailbreaking tool. Customers who use a jailbreaking tool on BlackBerry products void the manufacturer warranty and also increase the long-term risk of negatively impacting the stability and user experience of their BlackBerry products. Use of a jailbreaking tool could also amplify the impact and severity of a future security issue, making your personal data more vulnerable to theft and more difficult to protect. If new jailbreaks for BlackBerry products are reported, rest assured that we will evaluate them and take appropriate action to help protect customers.”
    Stone also goes onto explain what measures RIM takes when a new hack is published. Interesting to note though that since the 2.0 update we haven't heard anything about Dingleberry, the PlayBook's jailbreaking tool.

    Since BlackBerry 10 will be heavily influenced on what we have in front of us as PlayBooks, it's no surprise the RIM would want to address this as quickly as possible. BlackBerry 10 devices will probably be jailbreakable too if they can't figure out a way to prevent it before they are released.
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    Jailbreaking, peaked right before the release of the PlayBook OS 2.0, and quite frankly was one of the best things to happen to the PlayBook. Jailbreaking encouraged more people to get a PlayBook because the playing field was now even and you could do even more things with a powerful device. Jailbreaking encourages device exploration and the development of unique apps that would never have made it mainstream. It is also protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that makes it legal. As always consumers should be aware that if you modify or mess with a device its most likely going to void your warranty. This is the same for a Leaked OS, if you install it you essentially void your warranty and RIM has washed their hands of your device. The warranty void has always been by tactic used by companies to scare people away from jailbreaking their devices Apple did it to when their devices were first getting jailbroken. This is just my opinion.
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    The beauty is that as long as you are still able to flash your device back to original OEM O/S, they have virtually no way to tell if you have jail broke it. Just make sure you flash it back to factory software before you ship it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownForce View Post
    The beauty is that as long as you are still able to flash your device back to original OEM O/S, they have virtually no way to tell if you have jail broke it. Just make sure you flash it back to factory software before you ship it back.
    Exactly

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